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Be at One with Nature in Beautiful Oceanfront Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Escape to a spacious 4 bdrm/4 bath home on a secluded natural beach minutes from Monterey & Carmel. Spy on bottlenose porpoises from your window as they frolic in the surf and watch the Brown Pelicans swoop over wave tops collecting their dinner. Enjoy whale-watching, kayak amongst the otters and sea lions in the Elkhorn Slough, and grab the binoculars to bird at the Audubon sanctuary at the end of the beach.

Head into the quaint fishing village of Moss Landing, home to world-renowned marine biology research institutes and great antiquing. Don't forget to bring a pot - Phil's Fish Market (winner of Bobby Flay's 'Throwdown') will fill it with their famous Cioppino to take back and enjoy as the sun sets over the Pacific. Grab a loaf of sourdough, steam some artichokes from one of the local roadside produce stands and open a bottle of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir you picked up at your visit to one of the many renowned Central Coast wineries and vineyards in the area. (Ventana, J. Lohr, Wente, Bernadus to name just a few!).

Movie by the fire, a trip to the clubhouse for a relaxing whirlpool or maybe just a soak for two in the deep tub in the master bath? Afterwards, slip into your big comfy bed and let the sound of the waves carry you off to sweet dreams.

You're well-rested for your early morning tee time at nearby Pebble Beach or one of the other amazing golf courses nearby. While your foursome heads off, the rest of the crew are playing tennis, bocce ball and shooting some hoops at the clubhouse.

Afterwards, they will meet you for a drive down the coast to Point Lobos and Big Sur. A late lunch or early dinner at cliff-top restaurant Nepenthe provides the most breathtaking ocean views you have ever seen.

Remember that you've promised to take the family to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. The kids want to head to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as well to ride the enormous wooden roller coaster, pick up a game of beach volleyball and dance in the sand at the free spring break Battle of the Bands or one of the summer Friday evening concerts.

The family has reconnected and you haven't played this much in a long time. You have captured the serenity that comes with the relaxed life of the California Central Coast and really you don't want to go home. You know you have now found your spot to retreat and recharge, and like the others before you, you are already planning your next trip back.

More Details

Colleen Floyd-Carroll
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017


Castroville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Be at One with Nature in Beautiful Oceanfront Home
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews

Very nice home with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

Really nice home with super views of the beach and the seals . Located in the beach in a very quiet private setting. Close to Monterey for restaurants and shopping

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, peaceful, and pristine

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect place to stay if you're looking to completely getting away.....Fully stocked kitchen and spacious. Wonderful patio to watch whales spouting and breaching from afar, dolphins, birds, otters, harbor seals, and of course, the beautiful sunsets. A quick 30 second stroll to the beach and ocean. Simply put....our happy place. Highly recommended. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clovis, CA

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely home had everything we needed for a wonderful week at the beach. It is very spacious and comfortable. The home is between Santa Cruz and Monterey so we were able to enjoy both places and come back to a nice, relaxing home.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time and that you enjoyed the house. We were happy to share it with you and welcome you back for future vacations! Colleen
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Auburn, ca

Amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this beautiful condo was so relaxing and very much needed! The house had every possible kitchen item that we needed or wanted to cook some yummy meals. There is a killer view of the ocean from the house and deck. We also seemed to have the entire beach to ourselves! Yes, we will definitely visit this gem again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 4 of 5

As always the house and location are the very best. We spent time at the beach daily and waved watched as well as played in the waves. We ate at Phil's and the whole enchilada as well as went on a whale watching trip. We ran into a couple of problems at the house. I did call the owner on arrival as the master shower was filling up with water. The ants invaded the upstairs baths and through the electric sockets downstairs in the kitchen. We sprayed and cleaned and they came back. Other than that the house was wonderful. I slept upstairs all the beds were extremely comfortable. We cooked more this time and believe you me everything you would ever need to cook with is there. We were all able to relax and reflect on past trips here with my mom who passed away this year. Thanks for the peaceful retreat. Alicia

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home and Location for Any Event or Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Home is located in an exquisite beach dune area between Moss Landing and Monterey. Very few homes are in this type of location in CA. It is unique. The effort to preserve nature is extraordinary. It is worth staying just to see the area. Picturesque views abound. We were almost alone the entire time.

There is a well appointed kitchen with many amenities in utensils, pots, pans, dishes, etc. Spice cabinet was well stocked. All the beds were clean and comfortable. There are four super bathrooms. The dining and sitting areas are in full view of the dunes, beach and superb sunsets.

Numerous activities surround the area. But the best was the whale watching from the home. It was super! We saw numerous whale spouts nearly all the time. Breaching whales were spotted several times. There was a baby seal on the beach the first night. We called and a marine biologist came to review the situation. It apparently was just resting. It was gone in the morning. It was a great experience. That event highlights the isolation of the beach.

The spa/hot tub in the Club House area was a favorite of our grand child. While we didn’t use the pool it too looked like an enjoyable place for children.

The family get together for the birthday celebration will long be remember not just for the reunion but also for the beautiful location and home. It is a one of a kind destination. The value far exceeds the cost. Thank you to the owner and the Monterey Dunes Company. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Pebble Beach, Rancho Canada
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Salinas
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Phil's Fish Mkt, Haute Enchilada, Lemongrass Thai
Nearest Beach
On the beach - just walk out the back door
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $500

Inquire about Holiday and Special Event booking and pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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